Skier Safety Act & Statement of Risk

Skiing & snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboards, Telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, including those used by skiers with disabilities.

Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share the responsibility with other skiers for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way.
  3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
  7. Know how to use the lifts safely.


This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Alpine skiing and snowboarding in its various forms is a HAZARDOUS SPORT that has many dangers and risks. Injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of this sport and severe injury, including death, is an inherent risk of skiing/snowboarding.

This winter COVID-19 has added additional risks to participating in skiing and snowboarding. Chester Bowl has a Pandemic Plan, approved by the City of Duluth, outlining how we are maintaining a safe environment, and what is expected from participants. You can read the plan in full at this link. A LINK WILL BE PROVIDED CLOSER TO THE START OF THE SEASON.

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